Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3927

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in brackish or alkaline sands of marsh edges and dune swales, less typically in savannas or pine flatwoods, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Spikelets pale brown or red-brown
Bisexual
3 stamens
Inflorescence a terminal anthela

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Pale to deep brown
Achene

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Fimbristylis caroliniana   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Fimbristylis caroliniana   FAMILY Cyperaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-07-002?:
Fimbristylis spadicea   FAMILY Cyperaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Fimbristylis harperi

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Fimbry


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Keith Bradley    kab_f_caroliniana_09121

April    Collier County    FL

Big Cypress National Preserve

Inflorescence terminal, cymose, with sessile and pedicellate spikelets, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.